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Across the region, we suffered over a month’s rainfall in just one day and in some areas, the downpours equated to 2 month’s rain. We’ve been constantly monitoring the weather and despite handling the brunt yesterday, the deluge overnight overwhelmed some drainage systems. CONT
We had extra staff on standby in high-risk flood areas so we could respond quickly and we’ve been carrying out proactive checks and clearances of drains to minimise the disruption for passengers. However, despite our efforts we still suffered a number of flood issues. CONT
We have engineers out in force across the region pumping away water where needed, including at Mitcham Junction where we’re doing everything we can to reopen the line. Our signallers are talking trains slowly past signals in Orpington until the signalling kit is restored. CONT
We’ll continue working to keep passengers moving and then we’ll undertake a review of the drainage systems which have suffered problems to see if we can do anymore to avoid similar incidents in the future.
The flood water has caused a number of problems with our power-supply and signalling equipment. The conductor rail which powers trains was completely underwater in Mitcham and it also caused a fire in a trackside electrical hut (pictured)
We have cleared the water on the line at #MitchamJunction and engineers are testing the power. Due to flooding in the #Orpington area, engineers are working hard to clear the water and repair signalling equipment. Have a look at our work: networkrail.co.uk/running-the-ra…
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